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10/1/2014 2:31:38 PM
A 38-year-old Fredonia man was taken to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo with serious injuries after he was hit by a car this morning in Portland. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers, Alstar Ambulance, and Fredonia Rescue were called to Route 20 just after 9:00 AM. An investigation found that Eddie Acevedo of Fredonia was driving westbound on Route 20 and approached Christopher Barnett...read more
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2014-10-01 02:44
With those autumn leaves starting to appear, it won't be long before the Home Energy Assistance Program, otherwise known as HEAP, will be opening. Chautauqua County officials say the Regular HEAP program will open on Monday, November 17th.  Applications can be submitted here.  They can also be mailed to the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services....read more
2014-10-01 01:13
You have probably heard of Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent Rob Astorino, but what about the candidate who is in third place in the polls?  Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate  and in an interview with WDOE News, the 61-year-old Syracuse resident feels his campaign is picking up momentum. [audio:hawkinsgoingupinpolls.mp3]Hawkins-Going up in polls[/audio]Hawkins i...read more
2014-10-01 12:58
Two Cassadaga men are facing charges after a traffic stop on Lakeview Road in the town of Pomfret last evening.  State Police say that troopers stopped 52-year-old John Gelencser for failing to stop at a stop sign on Christy Road near Lakeview.  A driver's license check revealed that he had seven current suspensions, including two for failure to pay fines and five for failure to answer s...read more
2014-10-01 12:53
Chautauqua County is nearing the final steps in the process of selling the County Home in Dunkirk to a private operator.  County Executive Vince Horrigan will be attending a meeting in New York City tomorrow that will determine whether or not a Certificate of Need will be granted to Vestracare. [audio:horriganwillbeinNYC.mp3]Horrigan-Meeting will determine Certificate of Need[/audio]Horrigan...read more
2014-10-01 07:49
The long arm of the law has resulted in the arrest of a Dunkirk for an incident that occurred in Cattaraugus County.  Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies say that they arrested 33-year-old Patrick Phillips on a family court warrant.  Phillips was arraigned in Randolph Town Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. ...read more
2014-09-30 05:20
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace believes the announcement that Chautauqua County has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area will help local police efforts in controlling the illegal drug trade. Gerace explains how the designation will help... [audio:Geraceshouldhelpatthelocallevel.mp3]Joe Gerace: should help at the local level[/audio] Gerace says a "countywide" applicatio...read more
2014-09-30 05:12
An advocate for taxpayers in New York State is alerting residents to beware of scam artists asking for personal information to "confirm" that they are eligible for a tax rebate. Margaret Neri, an advocate for New York State Taxpayer Rights, says anyone who gets a call from someone seeking personal information, report it to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Line at 1-800-771-7755. The Stat...read more
2014-09-30 04:59
The Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union will be opening another branch in the north county.  On Tuesday, SCFCU announced that at the beginning of November, they will open a new branch at 13 West Main Street in Brocton, the former location of a Community Bank branch that recently closed.  Commenting on this new branch, Brocton Mayor Dave Hazelton said, "We are happy that Souther...read more
2014-09-30 01:20
Two Jamestown men are accused of passing counterfeit fifty dollar bills at a convenience store in Gerry.  State Police in Jamestown that 49-year-old Daric Harris and 56-year-old Edward Maddox Jr. have been charged with possession of a forged instrument in the 1st degree, a felony after a two month investigation.  Troopers say Harris and Maddox were arraigned and committed to the Chautauq...read more
2014-09-30 12:52
The lawsuit over the PSC decision regarding the repowering project has also become a campaign issue.  Congressman Tom Reed, who is seeking his third term in the House of Representatives, raised concerns about Democrat Martha Robertson's ties with the Sierra Club and with the Ratepayer and Community Intervenors.  He made his comments during a conference call with WDOE News and several oth...read more
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